by Dean Dean

Power Wash Van Setup


Our Power Wash Van Setup is the main subject of this video post.  This video is unique as the recording was made with a new set of video glasses.  So I welcome any feedback viewers might have about this particular video.  So first off is the 8 GPM skid pressure washerThis video post might help you as you consider which pressure washer to select for your start up business.  And then of course, the Kingslinger Soft Wash System is also on board as part of this power wash van setup.  At approximately 1:00 into the video, I talk about some recent changes to the Kingslinger.  For this particular build, the mixing station is not mounted to the compressor as it usually is.  But we were able to customize a wall mount with all the hoses hidden so everything looks nice and clean.  Later in the video, we also point out the Kingslinger drain kit as well.  This makes releasing pressure from the compressor convenient and is a big time saver.


There are two 100 gallon tanks in the middle of the van.  One is for bleach and the other is for water.  Both tanks are well vented through the bottom of the van to protect the equipment from bleach gasses creating deterioration and damaging equipment.  There is space between each tank which provides ample room to walk throughout the van.  This makes work on the job and maintaining equipment extremely convenient with easy and spacious access.  Then we also include the Flow Pro Remote System for downstreaming along with the actuator for bypass and three way poly valve.  This valve means fast and easy rinsing of the downstream injector.  This particular custom build is easy to operates and delivers easy access to everything on board.


While the previous equipment is from the back door, the side door opens up to the surface cleaner.  This 24 inch Lil’ Big Guy packs a powerful punch for concrete cleaning of driveways, sidewalks, and the like.  Directly behind this surface cleaner are the three Hannay Electric hose reels with circuit breakers.  Then you have the fierce jet pressure hose, and flexilla garden as well as soft wash hoses.  This van is almost brand new and is in excellent condition.  Guns and nozzles are all ready for action for this power wash van setup.  This particular customer attended our school about a year ago and is doing very well in his business.  In fact, this is his second custom build from the Doug Rucker Store.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help with any equipment or custom build needs you may have.  You can call or text 281-612-1223 or email

by Dean Dean



This BEST SOFT WASH GUN video helps pressure wash business professionals.  We also cover trigger guns and provide a contrast for options available for purchase on my website.  These options include purchasing either DIY or RTU.  DIY means the parts arrive without assembly and you are responsible for assembly.  This saves a few dollars, but I always provide video assembly instructions on the website product page.  RTU means the product arrives ready to use and we assemble the parts before shipping.


This SOFT WASH BALL VALVE GUN is my favorite.  It is the BEST SOFT WASH GUN because it doesn’t restrict the flow as in the case of trigger guns.  You get just a little bit more distance and volume.  The are extremely durable and require very low maintenance.  Keep in mind though a couple of positive aspects of trigger guns.  The trigger guns stop spraying immediately upon release which is helpful when you drop the gun accidentally.  I recommend new guys to always start with a trigger gun.  In the video, I show several trigger guns also available on the my website.


At the 6:00 time stamp of this BEST SOFT WASH GUN video, I provide detail assembly instructions for all of these guns.  This will help those of you who purchase these guns DIY, or do it yourself.  The ball valve gun and the trigger guns basically have the same components so the assembly instructions are very similar.  You will appreciate the difference I explain here regarding when to use teflon tape or Tru-Blu.  There are many other details I cover so you will want to watch the full video.  I also provide insight for using your Jrod nozzles with these various guns.  Purchasing DIY saves you money, and also helps you build your own skill set with tools, glues and so forth.  It also helps to build assembly skills to prepare you for repairing parts and supplies that fail on the job.  Another post you might enjoy is this video post on the subject of DOWNSTREAMING EQUIPMENT.

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Power Wash Business QnA

Power Wash Business QnA

This is the SECOND Power Wash Business QnA.  We are always grateful for our Pressure Washing School students as well as our loyal YouTube channel viewers.  As they submit their questions, we know many others in the power wash business are asking the same questions.  So keep those questions coming!  We hope this Power Wash Business QnA post and video helps everyone in the business, but especially those who are just starting out.


The first question relates to the importance and priority of having a hot water pressure washer to remove oil and grease stains from parking areas.  My answer to him is that for residential oil and grease driveway stains, I rarely use heat.  Instead, we use our Dougout Degreaser which does wonders when using just cold water.  But in this video at the 2:24 time stamp, I also lay out the importance of setting customer expectations.  I explain to the customer that there will still be a “shadow stain” left over, and this will be the case regardless of whether or not you are using hot water.  Setting customer expectations is critical for every job, not just for grease and oil stains.  A main mantra of mine when it comes to customer relations is “UNDER PROMISE and OVER DELIVER!”  In addition, it’s important to remember that stain removal is a separate upsell service from general cleaning.  But this is a great POWER WASH Business QnA subject and I appreciate our student who is asking this important question.  At the end of this question, I provide the precise language we use in our estimates which clearly set customer expectations.


The second question is this POWER WASH BUSINES QnA video covers roof cleaning services.  A YouTube channel viewer states his machine specifications.  Then he wants to know if he could could downstream with an x jet using a certain gun.  This will most likely not be effective as you need a higher mix than what this combination will deliver.  You’ll need a 30%-50% mix and an x jet can get close to that.  But if the roof is more than lightly stained, you will need a stronger mix.  Here is another great post you might that might interest you on Five Roof Cleaning Tips.